Private tour

Noosa to Rainbow Beach: 4-Wheel Drive Tour in Great Sandy NP

Private tour

Noosa to Rainbow Beach: 4-Wheel Drive Tour in Great Sandy NP

From US$ 869.85 per group up to 6

Discover the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast on a full-day sightseeing tour by 4WD vehicle. Take a scenic drive along the stunning coast to reach the lighthouse at Double Island Point and the gateway to Fraser Island.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is possible from hotels around the Noosa area.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get exclusive access to Double Island Point Lighthouse
  • Learn how the Aborigines used the Coloured Sands for painting and decorating boomerangs
  • Interact with nature on the Sunshine Coast
  • Discover over 70 kilometers of golden sand beaches
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, if located between Mooloolaba and Noosa, and then set off on a 6-hour off-road adventure to get stunning views of the golden the sands. Drive across a pristine stretch of white sand with stunning headland views all the way from Noosa to Double Island Point. Stop to admire the scenery of Great Sandy National Park, and take in the impressive views from the Double Island Point Lighthouse. Keep a look out for turtles, sharks, manta rays, and pods of dolphins in their natural environment, along with majestic humpback whales between June and October. Get exclusive access to the lighthouse to discover parts of the popular spot you might otherwise miss. Take photos of the dramatic Red Canyon and Coloured Sands, and watch a demonstration of the traditional techniques of the Aborigines. Go to a scenic picnic spot in Great Sandy National Park, where friendly Lace Monitor Lizards may join you for a selfie. Cool off with a dip in the ocean before the return trip to your accommodation.
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation
  • Sit down lunch, including a glass of beer, wine, or soft drink
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • National park fees
  • Guide
  • Additional drinks and snacks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  •  This tour is suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb 2 or 3 steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. It is also suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times, and for guests with vision impairment
  • This tour is not suitable for babies under 6 months old
  •  Booster seats are provided on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Brilliant day out

I, my husband and son, went on the Great Beach Drives 4WD Tour to Rainbow Beach (not Mooloolaba). We were picked from our apartment by Craig, our driver and guide for the day, along with another couple. Craig was very friendly and really informative about the area, the history and the wildlife. We drove up 40 mile beach to a picnic spot for morning tea and cake, then on to Double Island Point and the lighthouse, where we were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and Rays. We drove back down to the beach for a swim, and then over to Rainbow Beach for lunch and a stroll along the beach. Craig explained how Rainbow Beach got it's name (I'll not spoil the surprise) and then we headed back along the beach to Noosa. This is a brilliant, great value for money, day out. Craig was a great guide and I especially appreciated how he engaged with our son (he'll know what I mean). Would definitely recommend this trip.

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October 18, 2019

The trip was unique. You have enough time to look at everything in peace and to bathe. You are not all alone, but the beach is anything but crowded. At lunch there was no other car in sight. Our guide explained everything great.

November 24, 2019

Crikey - another Australian icon discovered - Greg!

Such a glorious adventure. Greg shared so much history of the area. The day from start to finish is jam packed with fun and adventure. Greg’s happy demeanour and great communication skills translates the local info perfectly. Truely had such an amazing day. It is a must do,highly recommend.

April 21, 2019

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